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Plantar Fasciitis Mission Viejo

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Plantar Fasciitis Mission Viejo

Plantar fasciitis (pronounced “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar Faciitis supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed) causing your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. Dr. Matt Ahmadi is a leading Foot Doctor that treats Plantar Faciitis in Mission Viejo, Orange County.

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What causes plantar fasciitis?

Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. If tension and stress on that bowstring become too great, small tears can arise in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed, though in many cases of plantar fasciitis, the cause isn’t clear.

 

What are the symptoms?

Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel.  people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.  The pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or rising from sitting. The pain is usually worse after exercise, not during it.

If you have foot pain at night, you may have a different problem, such as arthritis, or a nerve problem such as tarsal tunnel syndrome.

How is plantar fasciitis diagnosed?

Your doctor will check your feet and watch you stand and walk. Diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is based on patient history, risk factors, and physical examination findings. Most patients have heel pain and tightness after standing up from bed in the morning or after they have been seated for a prolonged time. Diagnosing plantar fasciitis is usually straightforward; if you have pain at the front of your heel, you probably have plantar fasciitis. However, there are a few steps your doctor will take to ensure the diagnosis is accurate, and confirm there is not another condition mimicking your plantar fasciitis symptoms. The heel pain will improve with ambulation but could intensify by day’s end if the patient continues to walk or stand for a long time.

Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosis in Mission Viejo, California

Complications

Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. Changing the way you walk to minimize plantar fasciitis pain might lead to foot, knee, hip or back problems. If you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis in Mission Viejo or other parts of the Orange County Call Dr. Matt Ahmadi for fast treatment.

 

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